Abdominoplasty surgery, called tummy tuck, is a procedure applied to make the abdomen thinner and more aesthetic. It is a type of aesthetics preferred by people who complain of sagging of the abdomen due to postpartum or rapid weight gain.

Before abdominoplasty, fats are removed by liposuction, skin and side parts are thinned, the skin is formed and skin tension is provided. The operation is performed by removing excess skin and adipose tissue from the middle and lower regions in order to tighten the abdominal wall muscle and fascia. These surgeries vary in scope and are divided into categories. Depending on the size of the surgery, full abdominoplasty may take about 5 hours, while partial abdominoplasty takes about 2 hours.

A full abdominoplasty is an all-over incision just above the abdomen and incisions are made around the navel to free the navel from the skin. The skin is separated from the abdominal wall to expose the muscles and fascia to be compressed. The muscular fascia wall is compressed with sutures.

In partial abdominoplasty, a smaller incision is made. The skin and fat of the lower abdomen are less separated from the muscle fascia, the skin is stretched, the excess skin is removed. In some cases, the navel is separated from the muscle below and the navel is shifted downwards together with the abdominal wall. The flap is sewn back into place.

In the extended abdominoplasty procedure, lateral stretching is performed in addition to the full abdominoplasty. The resulting scar passes through the posterior axillary line. This surgery makes all the abdominal contours provided by abdominoplasty and softens the contour of the upper canal region. In addition, there is a smoother transition in the waist area.

In the floating abdominoplasty or FAB technique, this new technique, also known as extended mini abdominoplasty, allows tightening and shaping with a smaller incision without creating an incision around the belly button. Through this smaller incision, excess skin is removed and the belly button is temporarily removed. The muscles are tightened and reshaped from the sternum to the groin area.

A circumferential abdominoplasty is an extended abdominoplasty plus a hip lift. The resulting scar travels around the body 360 degrees, and the operation is also called a belt lipectomy or lower body lift.